In the House (TV series)

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In the House
GenreSitcom
Created byWinifred Hervey
StarringDebbie Allen (1995–1996)
LL Cool J
Lisa Arrindell Anderson (1995–1996)
Maia Campbell
Jeffery Wood
Kim Wayans (1996–1999)
Dee Jay Daniels (season 3)
Alfonso Ribeiro
Theme music composerQuincy Jones III
Theodore Miller
Composer(s)Anthony Hale, Jr
Theodore Miller
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons5
No. of episodes76 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Bob Burris
Gary Hardwick
Winifred Hervey
Quincy Jones
Michael Ware
Producer(s)Walter Allen Bennett, Jr.
Teri Schaffer Hick
Michelle Jones
Werner Walian
Running time22 mins. (approx)
Production company(s)[Winfied hervey productions[]]
Quincy Jones/David Salzman Entertainment
NBC Productions (seasons 1–2)
NBC Studios (seasons 3–5)
DistributorWarner Bros. Television Distribution
Broadcast
Original channelNBC (1995–1996)
UPN (1996–1999)
Original runApril 10, 1995 – August 11, 1999
 
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In the House
GenreSitcom
Created byWinifred Hervey
StarringDebbie Allen (1995–1996)
LL Cool J
Lisa Arrindell Anderson (1995–1996)
Maia Campbell
Jeffery Wood
Kim Wayans (1996–1999)
Dee Jay Daniels (season 3)
Alfonso Ribeiro
Theme music composerQuincy Jones III
Theodore Miller
Composer(s)Anthony Hale, Jr
Theodore Miller
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons5
No. of episodes76 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Bob Burris
Gary Hardwick
Winifred Hervey
Quincy Jones
Michael Ware
Producer(s)Walter Allen Bennett, Jr.
Teri Schaffer Hick
Michelle Jones
Werner Walian
Running time22 mins. (approx)
Production company(s)[Winfied hervey productions[]]
Quincy Jones/David Salzman Entertainment
NBC Productions (seasons 1–2)
NBC Studios (seasons 3–5)
DistributorWarner Bros. Television Distribution
Broadcast
Original channelNBC (1995–1996)
UPN (1996–1999)
Original runApril 10, 1995 – August 11, 1999

In the House is an American sitcom that premiered on April 10, 1995 on NBC. The series moved to UPN after its second season, where it remained for an additional three seasons until it was canceled on August 11, 1999. In the House starred LL Cool J and Maia Campbell.

Synopsis[edit]

Marion Hill (LL Cool J) is a former professional football player with the Los Angeles Raiders. Because of his financial predicament, Marion is forced to rent out most rooms in his house to newly divorced single mother Jackie Warren (Debbie Allen) and her two children, Tiffany (Maia Campbell) and Austin (Jeffery Wood).[1]

After the second season, the series was retooled, becoming more adult oriented. Jackie and Austin both moved back East while Tiffany stayed with Marion to finish high school. Joining the cast for the third season was former Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star Alfonso Ribeiro as Dr. Maxwell "Max" Stanton and In Living Color cast member Kim Wayans as Tonia Harris. Both Maxwell and Tonia helped Marion manage the Los Angeles sports clinic he owns.[2]

Fresh Prince of Bel-Air connection[edit]

In the House and Fresh Prince were both executive produced by Winifred Hervey, David Salzman and Quincy Jones. During the second season's first episode, Alfonso Ribeiro and Tatyana Ali appeared as their Fresh Prince characters (Carlton and Ashley Banks) in the crossover episode "Dog Catchers". Later that season, James Avery (Phillip Banks) appeared as a mediator in the episode "Love on a One-Way Street".

Lark Voorhies, who appeared as Mercedes Langford, Maxwell Stanton's (Alfonso Ribeiro) girlfriend turned wife, also played Cindy, a character who was romantically involved with Ribeiro's Fresh Prince character, Carlton Banks. In the Season 4 episode "My Pest Friend's Wedding", James Avery and Daphne Maxwell Reid (Vivian Banks) guest starred as Dr. Maxwell Stanton's parents. Both Avery and Reid portrayed the parents of Ribeiro's Fresh Prince character. Joseph Marcell, who played the wisecracking Geoffrey Butler on Fresh Prince, also appeared as an officiating minister in the same episode.

Cast[edit]

Main cast[edit]

Recurring cast[edit]

Notable guest stars[edit]

Series overview[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
Season premiereSeason finale
16April 10, 1995 (1995-04-10)May 15, 1999 (1999-05-15)

U.S. television ratings[edit]

SeasonTV SeasonNetworkRatings RankViewers
(in millions)
11995NBC#44[3]11.1[3]
21995–1996NBC#59[4]9.4[4]
31996–1997UPN#189[5]3.3[5]
41997–1998UPN#152[6]2.8[6]
51999UPNN/AN/A

Awards and nominations[edit]

YearAwardResultCategoryRecipient
1996Young Artist AwardsNominatedBest Performance by an Actor Under Ten - TelevisionJeffery Wood
Best Performance by a Young Actress - TV Comedy SeriesMaia Campbell
NAACP Image AwardsNominatedOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy SeriesJohn Amos
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy SeriesLL Cool J
Outstanding Comedy Series
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1997Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy SeriesLL Cool J
1998Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy SeriesLL Cool J
WonOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy SeriesAlfonso Ribeiro
1999NominatedOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy SeriesAlfonso Ribeiro
1997Emmy AwardOutstanding Lighting Direction (Electronic) for a Comedy SeriesArt Busch (For episode "Curse of the Hill House")

Syndication[edit]

The show aired in off-network syndication during the 1999-2000 season, and on TV One from 2004-2008.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Debbie Allan LL Cool J win laughs in new TV show 'In the House.'". Jet. 1995-04-25. Retrieved 2008-10-13. 
  2. ^ Whetstone, Muriel L. (October 1996). "Cosby is back, but Black-oriented shows decline". Ebony. Retrieved 2008-10-13. 
  3. ^ a b "Complete TV Ratings 1994-1995". Fbibler.chez.com. 2002-07-26. Retrieved 2013-10-17. 
  4. ^ a b "Complete TV Ratings 1995-1996". Fbibler.chez.com. 2002-07-26. Retrieved 2013-10-17. 
  5. ^ a b "Complete TV Ratings 1996-1997". Fbibler.chez.com. 2002-07-26. Retrieved 2013-10-17. 
  6. ^ a b "Final Ratings for '97-'98 TV Season". The San Francisco Chronicle. 1998-05-25. 

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